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12 April 2006 @ 08:26 pm
Crossposting as an excuse for research  
Alright. The semester is almost over, and like a fool I've procrastinated writing my research term paper until... now. What the heck can I research that I can write a quick paper about?

Well, duh. Anime. I decided that if I write a paper about anime, then I can rewatch Fullmetal Alchemist and call that research. Sweet.

Unfortunately, my brilliant topic had to be narrowed down to anime fan culture in North America. This means that I need to conduct actual research.

Can you all answer these questions for me?

a) Identify whether you're male or female

b) Explain (briefly) why you like anime and manga

c) If you're a girl, explain why you (may or may not) like shounen series

d) If you're a guy, explain why you (may or may not) like shoujo series, if your masculinity isn't greviously offended by admitting it

This is an informal survey and will never see a printer's press-- my sole object in conducting this survey is to pass my writing class. As such, although I may quote your responses in order to make a point in my paper, it will be anonymous and uncredited and only one other person in the world will ever see it. Thank heavens I don't actually want to publish this, or my university would expel my little hiney for being so unacademic.

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patito_ on April 13th, 2006 03:01 am (UTC)
thats a great idea :D

a) Female
b) Well most cartoons in america are usually reality tv or some cheesy thing i hate, usually making fun of our goverment or being a just plain stupid cartoon with no plot. Needless to say I've never seen a cartoon building up to a main conflict. Every episode is like a mini-story in itself. And it's not that I prefer Japanese stuff over American stuff, it's just that some anime/manga goes into a really deep philosophy and gives you a deep message.
c) I'm failing to notice why no girls wrote OMGCAUSETHENBISHOUNENDUHH!! um, hello? we're all worshipping edward elric on the ground he's drawn on. gotta give that a + for shounen series. Plus the action and stuff, the plot goes into detail very deep and usually gives a strong message.
(oh dear look how much i ranted)